Paradise within the alley

Kyo-machiya south-west of Kyoto station

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An elegant Kyo-machiya and a spacious garden where dreams can grow

An alleyway on the south side of Kyoto Station. When you walk through the alleyway, you will see a Kyo-machiya with a nostalgic atmosphere as if time has stopped since the time it was built.

As you proceed further into the site, you'll find a spacious garden in the middle of the residential area. Even though it's close to Kyoto station, the garden with pleasant breezes blowing through is truly a paradise at the end of the alley.

What should we do with this large garden? Plant a symbolic tree, make an outdoor living space with a tent, or get a dog that you've always wanted? It is a Kyo-machiya with a spacious garden where you can dream about many things.

Land Area

land area

Floor Plan

floor plan


It is a flagpole land where the alleyway stretches out long, and the width of the alleyway meets the standards for a new house to be built. This means that in addition to utilizing the existing buildings, you can also consider the option of building a new house on this land.


Ideas for the garden

Here are some examples of Hachise's renovation projects with gardens. There were simple petite gardens, Japanese style gardens, and modern and functional gardens. The image of the garden changes depending on what plants and flowers are placed.

  • 庭の事例-01.VillaToyoura


  • 庭の事例-02.梅ケ畑のリノベーション古民家


  • 庭の事例-03.京だんらん東福寺


  • 庭の事例-04.夢の平屋プロジェクト


  • 庭の事例-05.気になる木の家




  • 庭の事例-07.天(そら)と ⌂ for S

    07.天(そら)と ⌂ for S

  • 庭の事例-08.イッタリキタリのお家


  • 庭の事例-09.芝生のある家


  • 庭の事例-10.鹿ケ谷かぼちゃの家


Renovation Ideas

We came up with two renovation ideas that make use of the property's character while adapting it to modern lifestyles. These are two completely different plans for the use of the building. We can introduce you to an architect and a construction company for these two renovations. Please contact us for more information.

PLAN1 3 units of collective housing

The first renovation idea is from Mr. Sakai of DICETTA, who helped renovated many Kyo-machiyas that are part of the "fikaso series". It is a plan to divide the building into three different units that combines to become a collective house for three families. The large garden with a pergola is a space for residents to gather for different occasions. The units are independent from each other, so that residents can live together in a sense of connectedness while maintaining their private space.

renovation ideas
  • UNIT-A

    This unit centers around the Japanese-style room where you can feel the atmosphere of the original Kyo-machiya.

  • UNIT-B

    This unit will have a new entrance on the shared garden side. From here you can enjoy a private garden from the living room.

  • UNIT-C

    The first floor of this unit will be partially reduced to create an interesting tunnel that leads to the inside of the community.

PLAN2 Kyo-machiya house + Newly built house

This idea by SpaceClip is a plan to build a new house on the opposite side of the existing Kyo-machiya. The Kyo-machiya is designed for family living, and the new house will have a spacious room on the first floor with spaces where residents can work from home. A public square will be built between the two buildings to function as a disaster prevention square in the event of a disaster.

※This renovation idea which uses the collaborative architectural design system (連担建築設計制度) needs to be approved by Kyoto City.

renovation idea

11 mins walk from Kyoto station, the gateway of Kyoto

The south area of Kyoto Station has been thriving with commercial facilities like the "AEON Mall KYOTO". This house is located on the way to Toji Temple where the famous five-story pagoda is located. The house is conveniently located within walking distance from Kyoto station while still being close to the picturesque Toji temple.

area map
  1. 1.Toji Temple



  2. 2.Bison Fute Patisserie



  3. 3.Cafe POCHER

    Cafe POCHERの写真


  4. 4.Hinodeyu Sento



  5. 5.Yakiniku Hayashi



  6. 6.Aeon Mall KYOTO



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Property Price 45,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
Conditions Used Old House (Kyo-machiya/Old House)
Location 87-2 Nishikujo Harikojicho, Minami Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 11 min. walk from JR "Kyoto station" Hachijo Exit
Approx. 6 min. walk from Kintetsu Railway "Toji station"
Land Area 【Registered】249.96 sqm
Private Street Area Included No
Floor Area 【Registered】1F: 82.81 sqm 2F: 56.26 sqm Total: 139.07 sqm
Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable
Size 8 Rooms + Garden
Adjoining Street Street Width : 2.2m, Frontage: 2.1m, Direction: West (Approx. Number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Category 2 Residential Districts
Legal restriction 20m / Category 2 Height Control Districts, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Urban Type Aesthetic Formation District, Close & Distant View Preservation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 5 Regulatory District
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 60%
Floor Area Ratio 160% (200%)
Land Category Residential Land
Land Tenure Title
Geographical Features Flatland
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Notification According to
National Land Utilization Law
Not Required
Remarks ・Approx. 1.86 sqm setback is required when rebuilding on this land.
・This property has obtained Kyo-machiya Karte.
・Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.
Elementary School Kujo Kodo Elementary (5min walk/350m)
Junior High School Kujo Junior High West Campus(4min walk/350m)
Transaction Terms Hachise as broker
Sales Representative (JAP) Tatsuya Ochiumi (ENG) Aya Kito/Boa Zhang
Information updated Sept. 20, 2022
Information will be updated Sept. 26, 2022